I am so excited to be participating in this Secret Santa Tour! A bunch of my blogging friends and I decided to have a Secret Santa tour this year. We were each randomly selected a blogger to make a Christmas gift for. The blogger who was chosen as my recipient is Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things! I ended up making Jeanette two gifts, I couldn’t decide which one to make for her so I made both. In this post I am sharing how I made the Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments.
Jeanette has this cool French Industrial style that I love so when she was chosen as my recipient I knew I wanted to make something with “chalk” for her. I have seen wood slice ornaments around and I love everything chalkboard, I thought it would be cute to make chalk wood slice ornaments but I wanted the ornaments to be reversible with more wood showing on the reverse side. When I was snooping on Jeanette’s site, I saw some silhouettes, that’s how I came up with the idea of doing black silhouettes on the reverse side of these ornaments. I chose a snowflake for her daughter, a deer head for her son, a sheltie dog profile for her dog, Joyeux Noel for her husband and my favorite, the chair profile for Jeanette’s ornament. Jeanette has a knack for giving new life to furniture so I thought the chair ornament would be perfect for her!
Here you can see both sides of the ornaments.
The supplies I used for these ornaments are:
- birch log (or you can buy wood slices at your local craft store)
- black poster board (don’t use chalk paper I tried it, the glue made the paper all wrinkly)
- Chalk marker
- hot glue
- eye hooks
- black marker
Step 1: I cut a birch log up with my miter saw. The rings are about half an inch thick.
Step 2: Using some black poster board cut some circles out, my circles are about 3″ round.
Step 3: Using a template trace the shape of the letters onto your black poster board circles and trace the silhouette of your graphic onto the back side of your wood slice. I used my silhouette machine to make my letters and graphics for this project. You could hand cut your graphics out or use a store bought template if you don’t have a silhouette machine.
Step 4: Lettering, I went over the letters using a white chalk marker on the black poster board circles and a black magic marker to fill in the graphics on the reverse side of the ornaments.
Step 5: Using very little hot glue I glued the black rounds onto the wood slices (don’t use too much glue or you will have poster board that ripples).
Step 6: Screw in your eye hooks and attach a piece of twine that’s it you are done!
The other gift that I made for Jeanette is this chickadee finger knitted yarn wreath tutorial will be up soon.
This tour has been so much fun I really enjoyed making these gifts for Jeanette. The gift I received is this awesome knitted deer head from Roeshel of The DIY Showoff. Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? I love everything deer this works perfect with my Christmas decor!
I hope you will tour my blogger friends below to see what they made and what they received!